Santa Fe Municipal Airport
Aircraft Accident/Incident Report

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Saturday, July 10, 2010 14:30 MDT

NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident

The pilot was landing on runway 20 with a right quartering headwind of 7 knots, with gusts to 19 knots. The pilot reported that, as he was making a left turn to enter a taxiway, a gust of wind raised the wing before he lost directional control. The airplane then impacted a runway marker sign, causing substantial damage to the right main landing gear, right side of the fuselage, and the propeller. The pilot reported that he was not injured and exited the airplane unassisted. The pilot also reported that there was no mechanical malfunction or failure with the airplane. The Federal Aviation Administration inspector who responded to the scene and examined the airplane reported that there were no anomalies with the brake system, tailwheel steering, or flight controls.

NTSB Probable Cause Narrative

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane while landing with gusting winds.

Event Information

Type of Event Accident
Event Date 7/10/2010
Event Day of the Week Saturday
Time of Event 1430
Event Time Zone Mountain Daylight Time
Event City Santa Fe
Event State NEW MEXICO
Event Country --
Zipcode of the event site 87505
Event Date Year 2010
Event Date Month 7
MidAir Collision Indicator No
On Ground Collision occurred ? No
Event Location Latitude 353700N
Event Location Longitude 1060521W
Event Location Airport Santa Fe Municipal Airport
Event Location Nearest Airport ID SAF
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airport On Airport
Distance from airport in statute miles 0
Degrees magnetic from airport --
Airport Elevation 6348
Weather Briefing Completeness --
Investigator's weather source Pilot
Time of the weather observation 1400 Mountain Daylight Time
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees) 360
Weather Observation Facility ID SAF
Elevation of weather observation facility 6348
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?) 0
Time Zone of the weather observation MDT
Lighting Conditions Day
Lowest Ceiling Height --
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height --
Sky/Lowest/Cloud Conditions Clear
Sky Condition for Lowest Ceiling None
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet) --
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles) --
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius) 29
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit) --
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic) 240
Variable Wind Indicator Wind direction could be determined
Wind Speed (knots) 7
Wind Velocity Indicator --
Wind Gust Indicator Gusting
Wind Gust (knots) 19
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) --
Density Altitude (feet) --
Intensity of Precipitation --
METAR weather report --
Event Highest Injury None
On Ground, Fatal Injuries --
On Ground, Minor Injuries --
On Ground, Serious Injuries --
Injury Total Fatal --
Injury Total Minor --
Injury Total None 1
Injury Total Serious --
Injury Total All --
Investigating Agency NTSB
NTSB Docket Number (internal use) 27326
NTSB Notification Source FAA Regional Communications Ce
NTSB Notification Date --
NTSB Notification Time --
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information --
Date of most recent change to record Oct 12 2010 11:50AM
User who most recently changed record broda
Basic weather conditions Visual Meteorological Cond
FAA District Office --

Aircraft Involved

Aircraft #1

Aircraft Registration Number N84723
NTSB Number CEN10CA407
Missing Aircraft Indicator --
Federal Aviation Reg. Part Part 91: General Aviation
Type of Flight Plan filed None
Flight plan Was Activated? No
Damage Substantial
Aircraft Fire None
Aircraft Explosion None
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full Name AERONCA
Aircraft Model 7AC
Aircraft Series Identifier NO SERIES
Aircraft Serial Number 7AC-3438
Certified Max Gross Weight 1220
Aircraft Category Airplane
Aircraft Registration Class --
Aircraft is a homebuilt? No
Flight Crew Seats --
Cabin Crew Seats --
Passenger Seats --
Total number of seats on the aircraft 2
Number of Engines 1
Fixed gear or retractable gear Fixed
Aircraft, Type of Last Inspection Annual
Date of Last Inspection --
Airframe hours since last inspection 3
Airframe Hours 4535
ELT Installed Yes
ELT Activated No
ELT Aided Location of Event Site No
ELT Type C91-A
Aircraft Owner Name KEISER JOHN T
Aircraft Owner Street Address 1319 CAMINO CORRALES
Aircraft Owner City SANTA FE
Aircraft Owner State NM
Aircraft Owner Country USA
Aircraft Owner Zipcode 87505-7504
Operator is an individual? Yes
Operator Name KEISER JOHN T
Operator Same as Owner? Yes
Operator Is Doing Business As --
Operator Address Same as Owner? Yes
Operator Street Address 1319 CAMINO CORRALES
Operator City SANTA FE
Operator State NM
Operator Country USA
Operator Zip code 87505-7504
Operator Code --
Owner has at least one certificate None
Other Operator of large aircraft? No
Certified for Part 133 or 137 Operation --
Operator Certificate Number --
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not --
Indicates Domestic or International Flight --
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail --
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary) Personal
Second Pilot on Board No
Departure Point Same as Event Yes
Departure Airport Code SAF
Departure City Santa FE
Departure State NM
Departure Country USA
Departure Time 1400
Departure Time Zone MDT
Destination Same as Local Flt crash at destination city
Destination Airport Code SAF
Destination City Santa FE
Destination State NM
Destination Country USA
Specific Phase of Flight --
Report sent to ICAO? --
Evacuation occurred --
Date of most recent change to record Aug 8 2010 9:05PM
User who most recently changed record latt
Since inspection or accident Last Inspection
Event Location Runway Number and Location 20
Runway Length 8342
Runway Width 150
Sight Seeing flight No
Air Medical Flight No
Medical Flight --